ROASTER WEATHERVANE- LATE 18th CENTURY OR EARLY 19th CENTURY

Weathervanes have always been at once tools and sculptural architectural elements combining use with visual interest, beauty and symbolism. This roaster weathervane (often called a weathercock) was found in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Sheet Iron. Length 17” Height13 1/2”
Possibly off the parish hone. Late 18th century or early 19th century.

NOTE: Early European vanes were primarily associated with religion, and by far the most common form was a weathercock (rooster weathervane), a rooster placed atop a church steeple as a reminder of Jesus’s Last Supper prediction that Peter would deny knowing him three times before roosters crowed to announce the new day. Additional information about the relationship between the rooster weathervane and the church can be found in American Weathervanes by Robert Shaw.
List Price: $3600. (BTAEDE)
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